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#FFFSweet27 At nfuse Kitchen & Bar

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Last month, I was invited to Amanda's aka Feast.Fashion.Faves birthday dinner at nfuse Kitchen & Bar at the Anaheim Marriott. Kimberly and I came fashionably late. We may have been taking outfit photos.

We were greeted by a sleek and modern lobby and walked to new nFuse Kitchen & Bar - a comfortably modern bar, social lounge and restaurant for business or social gatherings. We heard loud giggles and found Amanda's party seated in a private area of the restaurant. I loved the cactus Arizona inspired theme with cacti decor on the wall for photos and cacti plants on the table.

It was great trying out the nFuse menu, thanks to Blaze PR.
Refreshing vodka mixed beverages

House Chips: Maldon Sea Salt & Warm Manchego Cheese Dip

Sriracha Shrimp: crispy, sweet hint of heat

Ahi Tower: avocado tower, mango, wasabi, aioli, citrus soy, wonton crisps

Laura Chenel Goat Cheese: infused with anaheim chili jam, artisan bread

Hummus: naan bread, babe farms vegetables

Organic Roasted Beet …

Dior Fall Make Up Look

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Happy Sunday funday everyone!

I wanted to share a beauty look that Nordstroms Dior makeup artist Edna created for me this summer. I asked for a Fall look and loved the strong brow, smoky eye, rosy cheeks and berry lips. What do you think?

Here are the products the make up artist used on me:

Face:
Air Flash 400
Skin Flash #3
Diorskin Nude #2
Rosy Glow
Bronzer #2

Eyes:
Brow Styler
Eye Prime
5 Coleurs Cosmopolite #766
Diorshow Maximizer
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

Lips:
784 Fluid Stick

Skincare:
One Essential Serum
Capture Totale Cream (Eye)
Capture Le Serum
Dream Skin - City Defense

I linked to my favorites on the Dior site. By the way, I loved the Rosy Glow so much and bought it. It's my favorite blush to give me rosy cheeks.





OOTD - Date night

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We celebrated our wedding anniversary last month at Pueblo. I wore something cute yet casual for our rare date night. I have bad memories of blue dresses from my years of wearing elementary school uniforms, but I'm loving this maxi  dress from eShakti.


Outfit:
c/o eShakti maxi dress
Sam Edelman wedges
Target x Prabal Garung handbag
c/o Sunglass Warehouse sunglasses
Gena Myint necklace from shopserenesky.com


Brooklyn: Designer Pop Up Shop 09/26

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New Yorkers, NYFW may be over but the fashion doesn't stop.

Later this month,  a designer pop up will be happening in Brooklyn, New York. Shop our new favorite LA designer CantiqLA. I'm obsessed with the delicate bralettes and panties perfect all year round. Everything is made in LA too!



Guests can also shop these designers as well:

Mina Miyaki - handbags www.minamiyaki.com FAMOUSONMARS - clothing, jewelry, vintage www.instagram.com/famousonmars Kemi Designs - jewelry www.kemidesigns.com Monnat Collection - t-shirts www.monnatcollection.tictail.com
Event details:
September 26, 2015
10am to 6pm
552 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

More info:  Facebook invite 
(Photocourtesy of CantiqLA)

Pueblo

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When your honeymoon was in Spain it's only right to celebrate your anniversary with Spanish tapas - specifically a new restaurant at SOCO Costa Mesa called Pueblo .

Hubby and I read great reviews of this spot in Westways so we were dying to try it out. The service and food did not disappoint. It also helped that I had a tinto De  Verona, my fave drink in Spain , to start.
Cheers The beautiful bar
Queso Fundido was complimentary and perfect starter to go with our drinks. Made with fava beans. 
Lamb meatballs were on point. I'm not usually a fan of lamb but I loved this.
No Spanish tapas is complete without Gambas Al Ajillo. When we were in Spain for my honeymoon, this was my go to food because I was pescatarian at that time. I loved that this one included lots of garlic for a garlic lover like me. Seared ahi salad with marcona almonds. So fresh and so lovely!
A rose for a summer night, of course. Wearing new Gena Myint bracelets from shopserenesky.com.

We were still hungry so …

OOTD - Amanda's birthday din

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Last month, all the bloggers came out to Anaheim Mariott's new nFuse Kitchen + Bar to celebrate Amanda's 27th birthday. Kimberly and I carpooled and were a few minutes late due to this mini shoot. Kimberly is such an awesome photog. I love her!

Outfit: Nastygal romper  Nine West heels  Shopserenesky.com earrings and bracelets 









Shopserenesky.com's Poolside Pretty 09/12

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This Saturday, you're invited to our  fun interactive fashion and beauty event entitled Poolside Pretty scheduled on September 12 2pm to 5pm.

The one day event is on September 12  2pm to 5pm ( located at 8381 Sunnybrook Circle in Buena Park) will include shipping, swag bags, drinks, music, photo booth, hair bar, giveaways, and Q&A with industry influencers.

Our panel of amazing speakers are Manna Kadar of Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Mary Vallarta of FAB Counsel, Serein Wu of DressYourselfHappy and Cheryl Hawley of The Skinny on Beauty. The talk will be moderated by me too!

Our beauty and fashion vendors include Serene Sky Boutique, Laila Lupe, Crocs, Gurley Tans, Cheryl Chey Aprons, GliSODin Skin Nutrients, Roden + Fields, Creative Vintage Heirlooms by Carolyn Van Hosen. The event is sponsored by FAB Counsel, Skinny on Beauty, Aeveka, New Beauty Magazine, Crown Brush, Sprouts, Manna Kadar Cosmetics, and Pink Mahogany Perfumes.

Guests will be able to enjoy a braid bar and drinks fr…

Ramen Yamadaya

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My brother told me about a Japanese ramen spot in Costa Mesa. He told me that they had really good ramen and chicken katsu curry for the kids. We checked it out recently. I love the vibe of the restaurant. Regular and communal tables plus good service.

Hubby got the TONKOTSU KOTTERI while I ordered the SPICY TONKOTSU. The first one had awesome garlic flavor and you can also ask for garlic to add more. My spicy ramen was yummy and I loved the sliced pork with it.

I definitely recommend this spot! The plus is is they are right next to Confetti Ice for dessert too.

More info:
Yelp link 

Manna Kadar's Launch Party

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A few weeks ago, I attended Manna Kadar's launch party in Irvine where celebrated her birthday and checked out her new Manna Kadar Cosmetics headquarters. Kimberly and I went and had so much fun with our blogger babes and Asian Barbies. Hope you enjoy my photo diary and be sure to shop Manna Kadar Cosmetic's Web site !


Me, Maxine from Vanity Girl Hollywood, Manna Kadar, Jennifer Chan, Kimberly Luu, and Emily Loftiss
With Miss California and Miss California Teen. It was so fun checking out the pageant last January in Long Beach
Office goals
Ooh, I have to try her skincare!
Selfie with my favorite babe Kimberly Luu
In love with Manna's new Liplocked Lippie in Girls Night Out

Celebrating Manna's headquarters and birthday
Asian Barbies! I'm wearing a jumpsuit from a Redondo Beach boutique, CraftedByTalia pearl choker, and Sam Edelman wedges
Pretty in pink
Selfie in Vanity Girl Hollywood






OOTD - Loopy Hair

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Happy Wednesday! I just returned from a weeklong vacation in Denver. It was so fun there checking out the pretty parks, hanging with good friends, enjoying family time and yummy eats. Our Serene Sky trunk show at West Elm Denver was a hit. Can't what to share more pics soon! 
It's been a hot summer in OC. Shorts and hair up is my go to. I saw this loopy hairstyle on Pinterest and decided to try. What do you think? 
Outfit:  Nordstrom Rack tee & shorts  C/o Sunglass Warehouse sunglasses  Target x Philip Lim handbag  Sam Edelman wedges  Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelets